Before we dive into the delightful video interview I had with Mickey and Angie below, let me start by saying you do not even need to have an autoimmune disease to benefit from this book.
I feel that anyone wanting to increase their energy, cognitive function, digestion and overall wellbeing would easily find enough nuggets of wisdom within these pages to help take their health to the next level.
I still remember it like it was yesterday. The heart flutters of the unknown, the jet-lag, the feeling of lightness, a new beginning. It seems so long ago, yet at the same time, not at all.
5 years ago I stepped off a plane in Australia with no plan other than to try something new.
Where would I stay? For how long would I stay? How would I manage through the blazing hot Queensland summer soon approaching?
This wasn’t a flippant decision, not to have a plan.
The better part of the decade past had been spent first journeying through some difficult health challenges, along with an unhappy marriage, which ultimately lead to divorce. Accompanied by study and training of these holistic health practices, that I’d come to know and love so much, as my own wellbeing continued to improve. So after those years of trying, doing, fixing, learning and implementing, I was craving a different approach.
So I embarked on my journey, with no set plan, no “must happens”, just calm acceptance.
I’d come a long way over the years.
When you’re suffering, or feeling stuck in life, it’s so easy to grasp for the answers. All the answers. All the practical advice. The solutions, the supplements, the diet, the guru — we ask: what will fix my suffering and what will fix it right now?
First things first, if you’re American like myself, then you know the word ‘biscuit’ as a savory muffin that you eat with butter or gravy. Here in Australia however, ‘biscuit’ is defined by the British definition, meaning a sweet cookie.
Every year, Anzac Day falls on April 25th, and these biscuits are the traditional cookie served to remember the brave soldiers that landed on Gallipoli this day back in 1915 during the First World War. It’s been said that these biscuits (‘bikkies’) were sent by women back home to their soldiers abroad, but after a little more research it seems this might not have been the case. Never-the-less these cookies orginated around this time, either as a way to feed the soldiers, or as a means of raising money for the tropes. Made with ingredients that would hold together through long-haul shipping and without eggs so they’d store and keep well for many months.
“These are literally the tastiest cookies I’ve ever eaten” – Mr SoleFire
(and he eats his fair share of cookies, mind you)
I first posted my recipe for Paleo Anzac Biscuits back in 2010. They are still a crowd pleaser today, and every year my partner makes such proclamations as the one above. If you’re after a nut-free version of these tasty biscuits, get my AIP Anzac Recipe here.
The Anzac Biscuit, known as the wartime biscuit, comes out every year around Anzac Day as a way to honor the Anzac Soldiers of the First World War. It’s been said that these biscuits were sent by women back home to their soldiers abroad. Made without eggs, these biscuits would hold together through shipping and wouldn’t spoil for many months.
Easter is fast approaching, and I wanted to make a recipe that was no-fuss and required no fancy ingredients, but was still impressive and of course, delicious. My recipe for these Sweet Potato Easter “Eggs” & Bunnies is SO easy, fun and kid friendly.
It’s Paleo, AIP, Whole30 and I-Quit-Sugar friendly to boot. This means you can have fun in the kitchen making these with family and friends. And that’s really what it’s all about, isn’t it?